Kamala Bay is a great all-round location. It offers a clean swath of white sand, a nice collection of restaurants and shops, it is near the Phuket Fantasea, and 15 minutes from Patong. If you fancy an area less busy than Karon and Patong, yet by no means secluded, our list of the best Kamala Beach resorts Phuket answers to in-demand accommodation requirements namely; spacious villas for family vacationers, and hotels which have romance written all over it.
Sunwing Resort and Spa is our pick if you travel with toddlers and require affordability without compromising high standards. If yours are more grown up or you don't mind splashing on luxury accommodation, a beachfront retreats like Novotel, or places like Swissotel featuring 2 bedroom suites right next to the pool has enough space for the whole gang.
The best hotels to stay for those couples who can afford it include the fabulous 5 star Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa, U Zenmaya, the amazing Keemala and Cape Sienna which go unrivaled if romance is on the agenda. These are intimate retreats where you can swim in seclusion in your own pool and enjoy magnificent ocean sunsets over the Andaman Sea.
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Space, luxury, convenience, and views of the sparkling Andaman Ocean all come together at Andara Resort. Live romantic in a glamorous penthouse with an infinity rooftop pool, enjoy family evenings in a 2 or 3 bedroom suite, or charter Andara's yacht for a champagne cruise.
Situated on a rocky headland and featuring a private beach area, Ayara is a secluded sanctuary of luxury indulgence offering exquisite villas and suites each equipped with a pool from where you can enjoy a bird's eye view of the island coast and ocean.
Cape Sienna is undeniably romantic and all its suites, villas, restaurants and bars are cleverly positioned to maximize ocean views. This modern property features chic and trendy penthouse suites, special honeymoon suites and up to 5 bedroom pool villas.
Like a hobbit's village form a Lord of the Rings movie set, only much more luxurious, Keemala is hidden among lush hills above Kamala Village. Depicting the mythical Keemala tribe's way of life it features creatively designed tree pool houses and clay pool cottages.
Directly against the shore Novotel offers rooms with delectable sea views where the lull of waves serenades you to sleep. Its has a super chilled rooftop bar, an infinity pool overlooking the bay complete with a sunken bar, as well as a child care and entertainment centre.
With 7 lagoon size pools and a water slide, Sunwing Resort offers customized accommodation for small children including a family suite with 2 separate bedrooms. The Happy Baby Studio feature facilities such as baby baths, cots, strollers and a gated gardens.
Located 4 minutes walk from the beach featuring a pool with a slide and a sunken bar serving frosty cocktails, a kids club, and 2 bedroom accommodation equipped with a kitchen, Swissotel is our preferred luxury hotel in this area if children are to be an integral part of your holiday.
At The Bell you get the royal treatment with 24 hour butler service in Oriental style villas. Surrounded by tropical jungle your villa comes with a private 34 square meter pool and surrounding entertainment area with BBQ facilities and in-room spa treatments.
U Zenmaya is a boutique hotel in Kalim beach, a quiet ribbon of sand snug between Kamala and Patong and 5 minutes from either. It features pool access rooms and all its deluxe rooms and suites feature a private Jacuzzi on the outdoor terrace allowing delectable ocean views.